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Registration Deadline Extended for Leavenworth Conference
      The registration deadline for the CVGS Conference being held in Leavenworth, Washington, April 29 - May 1 has been extended to April 15. See the Conference Website for information about the exciting line-up of programs and instructions for registration.
Leavenworth, Washington
New CVGS Staff Member
      The Center for Volga German Studies is pleased to welcome Tanya Bushnell to the CVGS staff. A native of England, Tanya brings a wealth of experience to the CVGS. She has worked in fundraising, archives, event planning, and radio broadcasting (in Spanish!). Welcome, Tanya!
Tanya Bushnell
New Members of the Board of Academic Advisors
      The Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University is pleased to name four additional academics to its Board of Academic Advisors:

  • Mila Koretnikov, Ph.D., Lecturer of Cross-Cultural Communication, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • René Krüger, Ph.D., Th.D., Professor of New Testament, Instituto Universitario ISEDET, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Otto Pohl, Ph.D., Lecturer of History, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
  • Takeo Suzuki, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Director of the Institute for Russian Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

  • Dr. Mila Koretnikov
    Dr. Koretnikov
    Dr. René Krüger
    Dr. Krüger
    Dr. Otto Pohl
    Dr. Pohl
    Dr. Takeo Suzuki
    Dr. Suzuki
    2015 - Another Year of Celebrations
          Check out the CVGS Exhibits & Events Link to find out what's happening around the world that involves the Center for Volga German Studies in 2015.
    New German Origins Posted to the CVGS Website
          Newly discovered German origins have been posted for the following Volga German families:
    Beitz family that settled in Holstein
    Gerber family that settled in Herzog
    Linenberg(er) family that settled in Mariental & Herzog
    Lotz family that settled in Kaneau
    Meier family that settled in Shcherbakovka, Kratzke, & Franzosen
    Waag family that settled in Grimm
    Weiss family that settled in Hölzel & Seelmann
    Wolff family that settled in Grimm
    New Translations Available
    Translation of the 1834 Census of Kind has been completed along with the 1857 Census of Mariental.
    Last updated 6 April 2015.